Council entrance consideration
A pedestrian lift/elevator for entry into Federation Council’s Civic Centre at Corowa is to be considered.
Due to the building’s floor level being placed above flood height, the centre’s entrance requires negotiation of 19 steps.
“A wheelchair-compliant pedestrian access ramp was installed when the former Corowa Shire Council undertook the upgrade works round ten years ago, however this is a significant length and is rarely used, with even those who are elderly, still negotiating the stairs,” Director Planning and Environment Adrian Butler said.
“Discussions with key staff and former councillors of the former Corowa Shire Council indicated it is considered a community priority.
“The merger of the Corowa and Urana councils should allow for all shelved projects such as this one, to be investigated for consideration.”
Mr Butler said the only way to gauge the true costs and allow the market to propose solutions to the genuine flood liable issues, is to call for expressions of interest to install a suitable fixture.
At council’s monthly meeting on November 15, Federation Council Administrator Mike Eden adopted Mr Butler’s recommendation for council to enter into an Expression of Interest process, with a view to then enter into a selective tender process.